Gap filler has had a full on year and has achieved so much, establishing many creative projects in central Christchurch for community benefit, making it an interesting, dynamic and vibrant city.

This unique creative urban regeneration initiative, started in response to the Canterbury earthquakes, has taken vacant sites awaiting redevelopment and turned these into spaces where local people can meet, take part in music, art, performance and activities.

Dave Richards, our Projects and Strategy Manager here at The Tindall Foundation says we are delighted to support Gap Filler Trust because… “It delivers on its promise to engage a lot of local people in a substantial number of innovative, uplifting, community projects. It is also helping to put Christchurch back on the map, contributing to its new post-quake identity, and encouraging Cantabrians and tourists back into the city.”

Here are some of the fantastic projects Gap Filler had achieved this year:


This space hosted 70+ events in four months from Jan – April in 2013 and fortnightly markets across the winter. Now that the weather is warmer again, it will host more than four events per week from markets to live music, cinema, kid’s events, book launches and more.

It’s been a big year! As a result of the organisation’s hard work there have been more youth driven/youth-focused projects delivered and more young people in the city visiting Gap Filler, particularly at the Pallet Pavilion. There is more awareness of the positive activity in Christchurch and greater traction for the transitional movement as a whole.